[Samba] ODP: ODP: Primary DC migration / upgrade

Krzysztof Kucybała krzysieq at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 7 17:57:06 UTC 2021

Just ordered all I need to build a tiny PC box for less than 120 gbp 😄 :) and You did not include what's needed to connect a 3.5" hdd that I mentioned - bigger case, cabling, power supply for that drive (mentioned it was a hdd, may have overlooked the 3.5" variety of it) - this comes for free with pretty much any mini itx pc case & mobo. Yes, it will sip a bit more power, but overall I believe this to be a much less problematic setup.

Either way I thought running AD DC as a VM was beneficial, but for a good while now I've been observing that clients are losing connection to the dc, and when that happens noone can log on with domain credentials. Could well be I messed something up with either my VM, Samba config, network config (changed router recently) or any combination of these, but I feel like I need a fresh start here, and also it won't hurt to build a new tiny pc before Christmas 😄 This will kill three birds with one stone - new DC, backup hdd will go out of my main work PC, and I'll have some toys to play with 😄

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Temat: Re: [Samba] ODP: Primary DC migration / upgrade

On Tue, 2021-12-07 at 16:37 +0000, Krzysztof Kucybała wrote:
> Thanks for the reply,
> I considered Rasberry Pi, but I want this box to also keep a backup
> hdd that will rsync from a NAS box that I have that runs network
> shares among lots of other things (the primary dc VM as well which is
> a bit problematic).

A Samba AD DC (like a normal Windows AD DC) should only be used for
authentication, but it isn't unknown for one to be used for other

>  Gearing a Pi4b to do that will cost me a fair bit more than the
> simplest AMD SoC mobo with a few required gizmos, and arguably it
> will be less customizable.

Are you sure about that ? You can get an rpi4, case, power supply and
ssd for circa £150.

> So You're saying there'd be no harm keeping the VM aside but pointing
> all members at the physical box as primary destination?

There would be no problem with using a VM as another DC (though I would
update the OS and Samba) and you could point your clients to both for



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